Contract type: Initial Two Year Fixed Term Contract

Application Closure Date: 27 Aug 2021

Salary: Competitive

Location: North West

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
Executive Assistant – North West

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the National Charity of the British Army. The Soldiers’ Charity began in 1944 as the Army Benevolent Fund and rebranded in 2010 to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. With help from the public, we support each and every soldier, former soldier and their families who need our help, either by supporting individuals directly or through our partner delivery charities.

The Soldiers’ Charity is now recruiting for a Executive Assistant role for our North West Region, a similar post to 11 other positions located throughout the United Kingdom. Ideally, the successful candidate will be able to start in September, for an initial two-year fixed term contract. The role is jointly responsible for the day-to-day running of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity’s North West Regional Office, located in Preston. The role encompasses two main areas of activity: supporting regional fundraising, developing our volunteer fundraising and initiating and delivering regional fundraising events as part of the Regional Office ‘team’; additionally, the provision of dedicated administrative, database management and accounting support to the Regional Director (RD) for your own geographical area of responsibility.

The post requires the individual to operate comfortably within both the military and civilian communities using their well-developed communication skills. For this post candidates should possess strong interpersonal skills, be well organised and have an easy yet confident manner to be able to establish and maintain successful relationships with all military ranks and a wide range of volunteers. You will be able to work on your own initiative and as part of a regional team whilst applying your persuasive, engaging character. The role will be based primarily out of our office location in Fulwood Barracks, Preston but will require travel throughout the North West. Access to a car and full driving licence is essential.

Candidates should be IT literate, in particular, experience in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, including Office 365 and social media tools are desirable. A good working knowledge of book-keeping and elementary accounting procedures is key for this post. Experience of fundraising and/or the voluntary sector is desirable.

This is a full-time post for 35 hours per week, 26 days annual leave and additional benefits after 6 months’ probation period. Salary competitive. Closing date for applications is 27 August 2021 with an interview date of early September. An interview location to be confirmed.

If you wish to apply for this post please send your current CV and strong supporting statement to Tina Wick, HR Manager – twick@soldierscharity.org, for an informal discussion relating to this post please ring 0207 811 3219 or 07899 060922.

For postal applications
Tina Wick, HR Manager
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
Mountbarrow House
6-20 Elizabeth Street
London SW1W 9RB

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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